Thursday, November 19, 2015
How to tackle Islamic extremism, the root of the Paris attacks
The solution is to counter Islamic fundamentalism at its roots, in addition to the police, military and intelligence activities.
Today this crisis presents itself in the form of extremist groups such as ISIS.
In reality, the main hub for the growth of ISIS has been in Syria. There is much evidence to show that the regime of Bashar al-Assad has had an active role in creating ISIS, and Syrian intelligence agencies were deliberately behind the group’s growth.
It should now also be clear that an end to Assad’s rule is a prerequisite to permanently defeating ISIS. The idea that ISIS can be defeated while Assad remains in power in the current circumstances in Syria is illusionary. So the question arises: What factor has thus far kept Assad in power, exacerbated the crisis in Syria and created the conditions and the breeding ground for ISIS?
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